By Ziauddin Sardar
Propelled by means of its mythology, the US pursues its dream relentlessly. right here, the authors reveal the darkish aspect of that myth: demise, affliction, perpetual worry, an expanding divide among wealthy and terrible, a squandering of the human destiny, and the relentless construction of increasingly more pretexts for destiny wars.
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Probably around half. ’ Naomi tried for a moment to take a step back, to distance herself and think objectively. Schizophrenia. Heart disease. Muscular dystrophy. Breast cancer. Ovarian cancer. ’ He shook his head. ‘Not right now. We’re working on it – the whole biotech industry is working on it. It might be possible to knock out some of them in a few years’ time, but we could be talking many decades for others. I’m afraid you have your parents to thank. ’ Naomi was silent for some moments. It seemed so totally bizarre, the three of them on this sofa, somewhere out in the Atlantic Ocean, about to start marking ticks in little boxes, as if they were entering a magazine quiz or answering a customer satisfaction survey.
That’s hard. We need that closeness. I’m finding this place stranger by the day. The atmosphere on this ship is truly weird – we walk around, and there’s not a soul apart from the occasional cleaner polishing a handrail. Where the hell is everyone? Are all the other patients so shy? How many are here? I’d love to talk to someone else, to one other couple, compare notes. Four hundred thousand dollars! I think about all that money.
It’s great that you can also eliminate the other bad genes John and I are carrying, for prostate cancer, pancreatic cancer, depression, diabetes. I want to give our child advantages in life, sure, what parent wouldn’t, but I don’t want him to be too different from other human beings, do you understand that? ’ Dettore sat upright, folded his arms and rocked back and forward a few times, like a big child himself. ‘Naomi, I hear what you’re saying. ’ ‘I – I suppose, yes. ’ ‘I’d go along with that, except there is one thing you have to take into account.